The 2023 edition of the IPL has witnessed some thrilling encounters already, and we are set to see many more such contests in the coming days. Here, we will look at how three upcoming matches might go between the 4th and 6th of April and what outcome we can expect from it.
Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Titans – 04.04.2023
It will be a home game for Delhi, something they desperately need after their crushing loss in their season opener to Lucknow Super Giants. But things might also turn out differently for them this time, as they don’t have a food record at home. Moreover, their batting unit isn’t designed to handle the conditions at home that aid spin.
On the other hand, the Titans have several players like Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, and Hardik Pandya, who play spin well. Moreover, in this contest, their star spinner Rashid Khan is expected to wreak havoc in the Capitals’ camp. Gujarat have the better side on paper, going by the conditions, and they will start as the favourites to ace this encounter.
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings – 05.04.2023
Both teams enjoyed a winning start to their IPL 2023 campaign, but the Royals have a perfect chance of winning this contest as their side is more balanced in all departments than Punjab.
The Royals have a formidable batting unit consisting of players like Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer. Moreover, youngsters like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Riyan Parag have also proven their talent.
Regarding bowling, they have experienced spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin, and Trent Boult leads the pace department. They have already delivered a strong performance once this season and will be eager to perform in the same way again. Although Punjab has a potent batting unit, their bowling doesn’t match Rajasthan’s strength. That gives the Royals a massive edge in this contest.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 06.04.2023
This will be a home match for KKR; RCB will start as the favourites to win this clash due to their form in the first game and track record at this venue. The Knight Riders’ batting failed in their season opener against the Punjab Kings, and they will need to step up in this contest.
But that will take much work against an RCB bowling unit that looked well-oiled in the first game. The boundaries at Eden Gardens are small, and the track is almost flat, which will aid in a high-scoring contest. RCB have the advantage in that case, as they had experienced veterans like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell in their batting line-up.